A fine outing by Miguel Gonzalez on Wednesday resulted in
"We backed him off for about a week, and then yesterday or the day before, he came back and threw a bullpen and was really happy, really threw the ball well, far better than he was throwing," Roenicke said, per MLB.com. "So he called [head athletic trainer] Dan Wright [and] told him he had a really good bullpen. He's pretty excited about it."
Bourn will begin his quest to rebound from a disappointing first season with Cleveland in 2013. His batting average (.263), stolen bases (23) and on-base percentage (.316) were all his worst in several years.
If all goes well Thursday, Motte will throw again Saturday, which will mark the first time he will face hitters with just one day off between outings.
"We'll see how I recover from that," Motte said Wednesday. "The last game was a step up from the previous time as far as velocity. We're getting closer each time out."
The worst-kept secret in baseball was finally revealed Wednesday when the
Morrison has struggled to start the season. That could open the door for Franklin to take over a permanent starting spot. He has been torrid to open the year at Triple-A Tacoma.
Peralta entered play Wednesday at Milwaukee having hit .500 (6 for 12) with two doubles, two home runs and four RBI in three games since returning to the lineup.
"I've felt good from the beginning. It's nothing different," Peralta said, when asked about his recent surge. "The only thing different is better luck. But I haven't changed anything."